Teaming at a Distance: How to Make Remote Teams Work for You and Your Company 🗓

— IEEE-USA — business strategy, problems, miscommunication, core concepts, practices, success …

Webinar

— IEEE-USA — business strategy, problems, miscommunication, core concepts, practices, success …
Webinar Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM (PDT)
Speaker: Pam Estes Brewer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mercer University
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/2016/webinar-9-8-16.html
Summary: Remote teams are probably a part of your organization’s day-to-day operations. Teaming at a distance is critical to current business strategy, and yet organizations are not preparing their employees to be successful in these teams. Among 285 engineering professionals who participated in a recent survey, 68% reported experiencing communication problems in their virtual teams, and many of these professionals emphasized the costs of miscommunication in virtual teams. Sixty percent of these professionals reported that their organizations provided no formal training to prepare employees to work in remote teams. Another 17% reported that their companies provided some formal training but with limited success. Instead, most of these professionals confessed to learning by trial and error, a very costly approach.
In this webinar, Dr. Pam Estes Brewer will tell you how to make remote teams work for you and how to increase the reach of your organization. In this webinar, she will cover:

  • Some basics of remote teaming
  • Current remote team practice among engineering organizations
  • Predictions for the future of remote teaming
  • Core concepts for making your remote teams successful
  • Finally, she will take questions and invite you to a new LinkedIn group on remote teaming.

    Bio: Dr. Pam Estes Brewer is a technical communicator, educator and management consultant. She teaches in Mercer University’s School of Engineering. She researches remote teaming, and her book entitled International Virtual Teams: Engineering Global Success was published in 2015.